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Michigan Tight End A.J. Williams Will Miss Rivalry Game After Sunday Arrest

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ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 14: General view of Michigan Stadium during a game between the Akron Zips ad the Michigan Wolverines on September 14, 2013 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan on the game 28-24. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 14: General view of Michigan Stadium during a game between the Akron Zips ad the Michigan Wolverines on September 14, 2013 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan on the game 28-24. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

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By Ashley Dunkak
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Michigan’s tough test at Michigan State just got tougher.

The Wolverines already would have had their hands full with the Michigan State defense, one of the best in the country, and Michigan must now contend with the Spartans without 6-foot-6, 265-pound tight end A.J. Williams.

Police pulled over Williams after he ran a stop sign and later charged him with operation of a vehicle under the influence of alcohol as well as underage drinking, according to ESPN. Williams blew a .122 in the breath exam, well over the legal limit of .08.

Far from a primary target for quarterback Devin Gardner, Williams had still played in 19 games for the Wolverines in his college career and filled an important role as a blocker.

Michigan announced Monday Williams will serve a one-game suspension, missing the Michigan State game Saturday, for a violation of team rules.

“It’s certainly disappointing when one of your kids makes a very poor decision,” head coach Brady Hoke stated in a press release. “A.J. realizes he has let a lot of people down, including himself. As families do, we will help A.J. as he learns a valuable lesson from this.”

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